As the beautiful weather continues, there’s lots to do in Kitchener! One of our favourite annual events is the TD Kitchener Blues Festival. Every August, a section of King Street by Kitchener City Hall is blocked off for a weekend and dedicated to blues bands, food trucks, and shopping. Catch a performance on the main stage, […]
Understanding lawn watering restrictions in Waterloo Region. When Can I Water My Lawn? During the heat of the summer our lawns often need to be watered. The Region of Waterloo has an outdoor water use by-law that comes into effect when there is a drought or when drinking water storage runs low. Here is a […]
Lawn care season is baack! We certainly aren’t complaining. The long days of sunshine and evenings on the patio are well worth a little bit of toil in the yard. For those who live in apartments or condos, mowing the lawn may be completely absent from your spring routine. However, if you do have a […]
One of the nicest things about living in Waterloo Region is the ability to escape the city to one of our many parks. Waterloo Park, located near both Universities, offers a fresh respite from the traffic and noise. Take a walk through the gardens, pack a picnic with your family or significant other, and visit […]
With temperatures topping 30 this week, it’s time to focus on what really matters- pools! If you’re really lucky, you may live in a neighbourhood with its own outdoor pool, or even have one in your backyard. If not, never fear! Kitchener-Waterloo boasts a variety of indoor and outdoor pools to help you get through […]
A beautiful garden can add so much to your home. Tulips, pansies, and hyacinth add a pop of colour to your front lawn or backyard, and help fuel dreams of an early spring. Whether you love gardening as a hobby, tend to a prized vegetable garden that yields fresh and crunchy summer salads, or view […]
When you put your home on the market, you want it to look as perfect as possible. With potential buyers in mind, you clean, tidy, and de-clutter every room. You may even do some minor renovations and repairs, and put a fresh coat of paint on the walls. But as fantastic as things look inside, […]
You’ve heard of libraries, but what about little free libraries? We love little libraries because they are fun, easy, and have a positive impact on their neighbourhood!
If you’ve been following our event posts, then you’ve probably noticed how often Victoria Park comes up. This park is home to tons of amazing activities, with access to the Iron Horse Trail, the beautiful Boathouse restaurant, and open sports fields. Read on to discover everything Victoria Park has to offer!
Living walls are not necessarily a new idea, but they are definitely gaining popularity! Using a living wall for indoor decoration is a new trend, and it has been taken up by modern homes and restaurants. For a local example of a living wall, check out The Berlin in downtown Kitchener! The decoration at this […]
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… which means this cold weather is here to stay! Never fear, though: Waterloo Region has you covered! Instead of going into hibernation, why not check out one of the many skating rinks in your area?
Although your indoor plants can last through the bitter winter months, the same is not true for your outdoor garden. The first few snowfalls are gorgeous, but eventually, that endless blanket of white can turn monotonous. If you’re looking to add some colour to your outdoor garden this year, try these plants that bloom in […]
With the arrival of fall comes the always beautiful canopy of colourful leaves. Watching the trees change colour is one of the things that makes this season so amazing. Radiant oranges, deep reds, and bright yellows make for gorgeous natural displays. However, cleaning up all those leaves when they litter your lawn is another matter entirely! […]
Extending the Life of Cut Flowers As you’ve probably noticed, we can’t say enough good things about plants. Patio gardens, house plants, and vegetables or herbs are all A+ in our book. Though less permanent, cut flowers are just as amazing! Few decorations are as beautiful as simple, bright flowers in a vase. They instantly add […]
A kitchen or windowsill herb garden makes for a beautiful addition to your home. And, what could be better than fresh herbs? Add some chives to your omelette, brew up a pot of fresh mint tea, and sprinkle dill over fish or cucumber! Follow the steps below to learn how to grow your own herbs […]